Friday, August 10, 2012

It's TRASH to TREASURE time . . .

. . . with my good friend Lana (Blest With Stamps).  
And we have a new player in our 'Friends Trash to Treasure' challenge today!
I'd like to welcome Nan G (Froggy Designs) to today's challenge fun.

During our last altering challenge, NanG had this to say:
Nan G said...
So cool!!! Wish I could get my two crafty friends to do this. Can't wait to see what the next one is going to be.  Oh, nice of hubby to lend an idea. :D
Well,  after mentioning it to Lana, we both decided "WHY NOT!  Let's invite her to join us in the next challenge."  So, that's exactly what we did.  Nan G has gone to Goodwill ... found herself a jewelry box and has been crazy busy altering it.
TODAY'S THE BIG REVEAL for all of us!! 
So be sure to pop on over to their blogs to see how THEY altered the jewelry box they found at Goodwill.  OH YEA ... I nearly forgot!  The 2nd part of this challenge was that we would all use the same designer paper ...
Graphic45 'A Ladies Diary' (thanks Lana!! LOL).
I'm so excited!  Here we go ...



Sorry for ALL the photos but I just wanted you to see how pretty it is from every angle!
I haven't a clue what Nan G has done with her jewelry box but I did get a glimpse at Lana's last week when we linked up at Archiver's.
Wait till you see ... it is a true work of art!!

Here's a list of products I used on this creation:
Graphic45 'Ladies Diary' designer paper
Tim Holtz metal legs
Hobby Lobby lace decorative trim
Silk flower from Michael's
Kaiser Craft Sparklet gem
Cheery Lynn Designs DL103 'Italian Flourish' doily die
3d Zots
Modge Podge
Fiskars Swivel Craft Knife

I would LOVE to share this creation with a few other challenges so of course I turned to Feline Playful to see what other challenges it might fit ...

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Alter Something
Pixie Dust Studio - Vintage
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Use Designer Paper
CASE Study - Outside the Box
Sugar Creek Hollow - Something Old ... Something New
(old jewelry box ... new design paper)
Craft-room Challenge - Fashion
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations - "D" things that start with D (Doily Die)
 LEJ Designs - Shabby Chic
 Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Make it Girly
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Use Scallops (scallop lace trim)
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Ribbon Galore
There's Magic In The Air - Decorate with Doilies (inside on mirror)
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Try Something New
Pile It On - Add some Metal (TH legs)
The Crafty Pad - Show some Metal
Digistamps4Joy - Portrait of a Woman
Divas by Design - For a Female
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Anything But A Card
Vintage Elusions Cards & Crafts - Anything Goes/Mixed Media
Simply Create Too -  Anything Goes
The Stamp Man Challenge - Precious Medals/Metals
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Lace /Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Add texture
Avadares Challenge - Anything for August

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and for your kind words.  It's YOU who keeps me striving to try new things and do the best I can at them.  My daughter will tell you that it wasn't very long ago when she mentioned blogging or doing altered items that I told her ... "I don't know anything about blogging or altering items!" ... and look at me today!  I'm obsessed with both!  LOL!
Have a FABULOUS weekend and don't forget to pop on over to Lana & Nan's blog to check out their altered jewelry boxes ... awesome inspiration!!

Don't forget to CLICK HERE for the easy details 
on how you could win my BLOGAVERSARY CANDY!


Nan G said...

OMG! Dar this is fabulously gorgeous! I'm in love the ribbon flower! Your box is so elegant! Thanks for inviting me to join you and Lana! I so enjoyed this challenge. Look forward to another.

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW"!" This is totally stunning!!!

Hugs Sue

Desire Fourie said...

Darlene just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Wishing you a creative weekend. Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely DigiStamps4Joy digi stamps of your choice to the value of $20 Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Anonymous said...

o my goodness this box is wonderful it definitely pulls at my shabby heart... i love the papers and all the wonderful embellies just an amazing job... love your work...thanks for joining us this week at sugar creek hollow...

Lana said...

Darlene What can I say I am in love with your creation how talented you are my friend!!!! You are not only an enabler you are a true inspiration! You truly out did yourself on this one!!oh my gosh I can't find enough words to say how much I love this vintage master piece! Great job ahhh on to the next item LOL LOL

sassy said...

wow this is really something else...superb my friend and totally gorgeous hugs sassyxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

The box is awesome - the many hours of work you put into it will give a real inspiration to all of us to play outside the box. Everything goes together perfectly. I truly hope your entries on some of the blogs you have entered with win wonderful prizes for you. The embellishments all go beautifully with the paper. Congratulations on an BEAUTIFUL transition for this box.

Dawn said...

A beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Show Some Metal challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

ursula Uphof said...

What a stunning creation Darlene, Just so perfect for our challenge, Thank you for joining
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member
My Crafting Corner

Basslady said...

this is totally awesome and striking!

a wonderful idea! GREAT style!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jenny said...

Very nice! Saw you on MIM! Would love to have you come check out my blog candy.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous creation.

Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Berni Cuttino said...

This is fabulous, so retro. Hugs

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fabulous made over box beautiful details and that ribbon flower is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge with your wonderful fashion XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Wow, a gorgeous alteration. The details are fabulous. Thank you for joining us at SCH this week.

fatmonica said...

It's stunning!It looks so much better now.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Marjorie said...

Oh my word hunnie!!! This is just stunning...I have to keep going back to your lovely photos to take it all in...Such a beautiful piece of work....
Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at Make it Monday...and good luck with all your other challenges...

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, you have really transformed this into a beautiful jewelery box. Thanks for joining us at TMITA/Paper Cupcakes..

Patti P. said...

Darlene, yours is a work of art.....loving all of that beautiful lace behind this gorgeous paper. Your projects are always so beautiful and love seeing your redo creations.
So happy you shared with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

Patti SCH/DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is so amazing how you recreated this box with all the lovely elements. So very creative and beautiful. Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my goodness, but this project is just exquisite!! Wow to the WOW!! Thanks for joining us for the Anniversary celebrations at CASE Study :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Holy guacamole! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a stunning transformation!

Vee Cassidy said...

Your altered art jewellery box is outstanding. Thank you for sharing it with us at LEJ Designs this week; good luck in the challenge. Vee xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Darlene, I am popping back with a different DT hat on! Your project would be perfect for the challenge at Vintage Elusions. There is a day and half left to enter this week's. Vee xx here is the url

Kathryn said...

Absolutly stunning x thank you for joining us at LEJ this week x
Kath ( DT leader)

Debi said...

OH MY!!!!! This is just stunning!!! Gorgeous is the only word that covers it really- thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, debi x

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful transformation!So beautifully decorated with the vintage papers and embellishments.Totally gorgeous.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a stunning transformation! This is now a truly lovely jewellery box.I love the lace and layers of goodness. Amazing project. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Craft Your Passion. Hope we'll see you again soon.

Joan Fricker said...

Oh my gosh Darlene, I love this. Wow you certainly did a awesome job!!!!!!

she3655 said...

Wow What can I say..... It's stunning, well done you..... I love everything about it, gorgeous xxxx

Myrto said...

What a transformation! It is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Incy Wincy Designs!


Anonymous said...

Wow this is stunning, thank you so much for joining us at LEJ and also Vintage Elusions this week. Abbie DT xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Darlene this is fabulous, I love the layout, the images and papers used .. Thank you for joining us at vintage elusions this week, Pauline x

Holly Young said...

Holy Camole!!!!!! this is beyond stunning!

thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek HOllow this week!

Holly SCH DT

Anonymous said...

This is a vintage beauty! What a wonderful job you have done here, This would be a great joy to own.

ilove2write said...

In a word WOW!!!!!!!!!.... lol.. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I think the transformation is incredible and you did such a great job on this .. so beautiful really! Not enough words to describe it , really!

debbi taylor said...

this is amazing! and what a great idea!
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

rachel said...

this is brilliant - what a fabulous idea - thanks so much for sharing with us at the crafty pad this time and good luck xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

OMGosh! Darlene, this is all kinds of beautiful fabulousness. What a great challenge and you knocked it out of the park, girlfriend. Thanks so much for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,

Berni Cuttino said...

Graphic 45 at it best. Marvelously done. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Avadares.

Karen C said...

So glad you entered this wonderful project into our 'Sugar and Spice' challenge over at Incy Wincy this week! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you next week!
Karen C

Amanda said...

You did an amazing job with that box!! Awesome job! :) Ty for joining us for the Simply Create Too Challenge!

Simply Create Too DT Member

Kay Dalton said...

wow wow wow amazingly beautiful box, i love it! thanks for entering it into our challenger over on vintage elusions challenge blog , best of luck with your entry x

Janette said...

WOW This is stunning, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you NEVER cease to amaze me! wow! is all i can say! a super, stupendous WOW!

thanks so much for joining us at DIGISTAMPS4JOY too!

hugs :)

Nikki Byrne said...

Such an amazing project :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge and good luck :o)



* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Anything but a card * challenge

Hope you will join us again
Hugs Shaz x

Suzi said...

A beautiful altered box, lots of fabulous detailing. Thank you so much for joining us at Joanna Sheen Try something new challenge. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Darlene, it's me again! Just popped back to have another look at your gorgeous creation and to say thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge

Hugs Sue

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous project!! Love all the fabulous detail!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, this box turned out absolutely stunning Darlene! Thank you for creating with us at Papertake Weekly :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

OMW, what a stunning transformation of the jewellery box. It's a jewel on its own! x

Diane said...

Oh wow...this is stunning...and what fun!!! I think you did a fantastic job....what a can't wait to go and see the others!!

Margaret said...

Beautiful creation. I would be proud to display that on my dresser. Thanks for joining us at Avadares this month.

Avadares DT

Debby said...

He, he this is certainly outside the box well actually THE outside of an actual box - love it! Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week :)

carol said...

Oh my word...what a beautiful box you have created, WELL DONE YOU! Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ X CAROL

Lisa Somerville said...

OMW - talk about trash to treasure! Love your altered vintage jewelry box! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

butterfly said...

What a fantastic transformation! Amazing altered box with so many delicious details...
Alison x

Maria said...

Wow, this is stunning! What a gorgeous jewellery box! I love how you've decorated this, everything looks so beautiful together. Thanks for joining in with our Fashion theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp said...

This is just extraordinary,awesome, amazing.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

Jean Martin said...

Woah! WOW! WOW! WOW! I'm totally speechless here. This is sooo beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at CASE Study Challenge! :)

Ellis said...

Wow, your box looks amazinh, I like all the details and the paper is so perfect! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Charlene said...

Wow Darlene this is absolutely incredible! I just love all of the different images and embellishments that you used on it. And what a great idea to add the beautiful doilie and image on the inside. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Portrait of a Woman Challenge....good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

P.S. This would also fit into Pattie's Creations current challenge Anything but a Card. Hugs ~ Char

Charlene said...

Oops...sorry....just realized that you don't have a stamped or digital image on it, which makes it inelegable for Pattie's challenge.

Helen said...

Wow - fabulous project!
Thanks for playing with us a Pile It On!
Helen x

hazel said...

Your altered box is fabulous, I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Vickie Y said...

Wow! I just happened into the Case Study site and there's your beautiful box! Darlene, you are soo creative! Hope to see you at Joan's soon. :) Hugs, Vickie Y

Pauline said...

This is breathtaking... so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces this week!

Nan G said...

Congrats on being a Case Study winner!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful Box!!!! I found you at MIM :)

Jen Leeflang said...

You know how much I love this creation!!! You never cease to astound me! Thanks for joining us at
luv'n huggz
jen Leeflang

Martica Designs said...

Love all the pictures you shared with us.. The creation is beautiful.